AMD just revealed its latest graphics cards for workstations – the AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200.
The company is targeting the machines at the visualization market, and it revealed the new GPUs at the Siggraph 2018 graphics conference in Vancouver, Canada.
“We are inventing professional products for reliability, innovation, and performance,” said Nick Pandher, director of workstation graphics at AMD, in a press briefing.
“There’s a huge demand for visualization, where workflows are changing.”
Pandher claimed that the new GPUs could beat the performance out of rival Nvidia Quadro P5000 and P4000 graphics cards in media and entertainment applications.
He also said that the GPUs would be mostly used in creating high-end animations of VR apps and traditional computer-aided design (CAD) apps.
The price for the devices starts at $1,000, and the pre-orders are set to begin on August 13 on Newegg.com.
The new AIB is positioned between Nvidia’s high-end GPUs and mid-range AIBs
“The new workstation add-in board (AIB) is aggressively positioned between Nvidia’s high-end and mid-range AIBs,” said Jon Peddie, an analyst at Jon Peddie Research.
“It has two special features, design while rendering and CPU and GPU ray tracing.“
AMD also said that the visualization demand is rising in markets including media, manufacturing, and architecture.
The WX 8200 cards have 56 compute units that can perform at up to 11 teraflops, with support for 8K displays. They can support eight gigabytes of high-bandwidth two memory.
It’s also important to note that more software partners such as Autodesk and Adobe have certified that their software works with the new cards.